* DOTD = Data Of The Day *
As teams and riders gear up for the start of the 2020 season, the Grand Prix Scout team is continuing to crank out both performance indexes as well as performance index trajectories. Both pieces of analysis offers unique views into a rider’s career history and more importantly, what their current performance outlook is. This is where the trajectory rankings come into play.
Grand Prix Scout’s newest performance index, the Efficiency Index, identifies a rider’s ability to make forward progress throughout a race. It takes into account each rider’s performance in both free practice and qualifying as the starting grid position is used to weight/handicap the overall efficiency.
This index rewards riders for 4 complimentary performance factors:
1. A strong starting grid position
2. A positive net movement meaning they finished the race ahead of their starting position
3. A large net movement value which suggests they overtook a significant amount of their opponents
4. A lower volatility signifying productive movement
The 2020 pre-season Efficiency Index Trajectories have been posted and the results are as many would say, on point! Click here to view the full ranking list.